dehorning or disbudding kid

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by silvergramma, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. silvergramma

    silvergramma New Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    I have two kids that were born the Monday before the first of November,, I wasnt able to catch them to bring them to a breeder to have them disbudded, the lil buggers wore me out... and their horns have started to grow.. what would be the best way to have them done in the month of December...
  2. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Though its possible somewhat to disbud once the horns start growing, its just easier for all involved to band them. Younger goats or younger horns are usually softer and will band off quicker. So that's what I'd do. I've banded a couple goats and have had good results with both. One was a junior doe under a year and the other a yearling. Both came off easy. Depending on how they come off you may have to disbud the base to keep them from growing again, but if the band is low enough you shouldn't have to.

  3. bheila

    bheila New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    I agree. I just banded 3 of my does and it worked great. Just make sure you have all or your supplies before you start....especially Banamine.
  4. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    What breed are they?